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Today's News

  • Humane Society has 'dog gone' successful 2007

    A little over a month ago, Elizabeth Fiehler got an e-mail from the Anderson Humane Society. Inside that e-mail was a picture of Josie, a pit bull mix, with the word "urgent" next to it.

    "That meant they were going to put her down soon," Fiehler said.

    Almost immediately, Fiehler called the Humane Society and offered to be the dog's foster parent.

    "But of course, we got attached to her and she got attached to us," she said.

    Josie, whose name has been changed to Pearl, quickly became the newest addition to the Fiehler family.

  • Boy, 15, charged with DUI

    A 15-year-old Lawrenceburg boy was charged Feb. 8 with driving under the influence after allegedly stealing a van from a Marsha Court residence in the city, according to a report released Monday by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    The boy's name was not released.

    The boy was also charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking and possession of marijuana, police reported.

    Officer Josh Satterly was called to investigate after the Marsha Court resident reported that his van was stolen.

  • For the Love of Mom

    Rita Keeling said she always told her children she loved them when tucking them into their beds each night.

    That love was repaid in spades last week when her son, Adam, nominated her for America's Favorite Mom, a national Internet-based promotion that allows voters to choose the nation's top mom.

    "I was shocked," Rita Keeling said Monday afternoon from her living room in Stringtown. "When I read what he wrote, I nearly cried."

    Adam Keeling, 28, said he entered his mother in the contest while surfing the web to buy flowers for Mother's Day.

  • Have the flu? Stay home.

    Reports that the flu has reached "widespread" status in Kentucky has prompted the Anderson County Department of Health to offer free flu shots each day.

    "The flu is striking later than usual this year, causing some Anderson County to worry," said Cheri Johnson, a registered nurse with the health department. "Local health officials are also concerned, especially with the flu hitting its peak in our region in just the last few weeks and reaching widespread status in the state just this week."

  • Anderson County schools in session today

    Anderson County schools will be in session today, said Larry Basham, assistant superintendent.

    "Regular time, no delays -- we're going to school," Basham said.

    Schools have been closed since Tuesday after a winter storm blanketed the area with several inches of snow, as well as a layer of ice.

    According to local forecasts, Friday will be cloudy with a small chance for rain. The high will be around 38.

  • Seven Mat Cats qualify for state

    Seven Anderson County High School wrestlers qualified for this week's state tournament by finishing in the top 4 of the Region Two meet at North Hardin High School.

    Anderson's total number of qualifiers is up from last year when the Bearcats took five to the state.

    Freshman Zach Cotton had the highest placing of any of the Bearcats, advancing to the 285-poundfinals before being pinned by Fort Knox's Anthony Bailey in 46 seconds.

    Cotton will be making his first trip to the state as a qualifier.

  • Anderson County Schools Closed Thursday 02/14/08

    Anderson County Schools will remain closed Thursday, Feb. 14, the district's transportation director, Chuck Fletcher, announced Wednesday afternoon.

    Anderson County schools will be closed Thursday, said Larry Basham, assistant superintendent.

    Some of the county's roads still have snow and ice leftover from the winter storm that began around 5 p.m. Monday, Basham said.

    "We would have buses going down those roads, and I wouldn't feel good about doing that," he said.

  • Schools remain closed today

    Anderson County schools will be closed today, said Larry Basham, assistant superintendent.

    Some of the county’s roads still have snow and ice from the winter storm that began around 5 p.m. Monday, Basham said.

    “We would have buses going down those roads, and I wouldn’t feel good about doing that,” he said.

    Basham said officials had hoped to be back in school, but decided against it early Wednesday afternoon.

  • Bearcats to play Bourbon County Friday

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team will be playing at Bourbon County Friday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. There will be no junior varsity game.

    The scheduling details were finalized Wednesday afternoon.

    Bourbon, coached by former Covington Holmes and Ashland mentor Mike Flynn, will bring a 10-15 record into the contest and has not beaten a team with a winning record this season. Anderson coach Glen Drury will undoubtedly note that the Colonels have had close losses to a good Clark County team and West Carter, one of the top teams in the 16th Region in recent weeks.

  • Good job, fiscal court

    What a difference a few months can make.

    Late last year we used this space to repeatedly take to task the Anderson County Fiscal Court for even considering the idea of implementing a payroll tax to solve what we were being told was a pending fiscal crisis.

    Fast-forward to the past few weeks and we now have a fiscal court eager to find every spare penny in the county's budget and unafraid of tweaking a few noses in the process.